Day Camp Program

“A day camp that has the closeness and feel of a resident camp.”

We focus on activities and games that create a sense of community, enable our campers to make new friends and take home memories that will last a lifetime.

Day Camp serves 7 to 15-year-old campers and is a full day from 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. Extended Care options are available.

Our Cub Camp is a special program reserved for our 5 to 6-year-old campers and runs from 9am to 3:30pm. If your Cub needs to stay later, we have Extended Cub Care options that are available.

Traditional Camp Activities: 

We feature traditional camp activities such as archery, arts & crafts, horseback riding, swimming, outdoor survival, music, mountain biking and more. With our “free choice” format, campers are able to create their own program and pick the activities that they would like to try.

Each Wednesday during the afternoon activity sessions, we offer a variety of new activities to mix things up and allow our campers to try something new such as rock wall climbing, giant slip n’ slide, “spa” or water rockets.

Meals / Food Service:

Lunch and a healthy snack are included and all of our nutritious meals are prepared by Woodside Priory School’s year around chef and professional food service team. Lunch consist of hot meal options such as ravioli with cream sauce, chicken ciabatta, roast beef, lasagna, and fajitas.

In addition, each meal is served alongside a salad, sandwich, pasta and baked potato bar. There are plenty of choices for vegetarians and we are able to accommodate some dietary restrictions.

Please click on our Weekly Menu for the meals that are planned for this summer.


Mountain Camp Woodside is centrally located 45 minutes south of San Francisco near Silicon Valley and Stanford University. Nestled in a quiet valley near the Windy Hill Preserve, our camp has the feel of remoteness while being convenient to the entire Bay Area.

In order to try and help our Day Camp parents organize car pools for their campers, we recommend that you use Zum. ¬†They are already set up to work with our camp’s pick-up and drop-off procedures. Any car pooling service would certainly work but it might be easier to find other close-by campers if everyone utilizes one service.


Our camp is blessed to be on one of the finest camp locations in Northern California on the campus of the Woodside Priory School. The beautiful, 63-acre campus features an Olympic-sized swimming pool, tennis courts, indoor gymnasium, theater, soccer fields, baseball fields, and dining hall.


Mountain Camp Woodside has an exceptional staff and we recruit counselors from all over the world.


Mountain Camp Woodside has an excellent safety record. We are accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA) and adhere to their strict guidelines. Our staff members are First Aid and CPR certified and our pool staff are all certified lifeguards.

Click here for a link to our day camp Dates & Rates.

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If they enroll into Mountain Camp Woodside, you will be eligible for our “Refer-A-Friend” credit.